V. OTHIR ORDENAUNCES ENACTED FOR DIUINE SERUICE BY THE SEID RECTOUR, WARDEINS, AND BROTHERS OF THE SEID FFRATERNYTE.
fforasmoche as the honorable persone Maister John Colet, doctour yn Theologie, Deane of
the Cathedrall Churche of Seint Poule in the Cite of London, and Rectour of the ffraternite
founded and establisshed in the Crowdes vndre the seid Chirche in the honour and in the Name
of JJh[es]uu, William Bromwell and John Monke, Wardeins of the same ffraternyte, with consent and
assent of the more part of the Brotherne thereof, haue ordeigned and established that certene
obsequies and diuine seruice shalbe yerely kept, holden, and observed in the seid Crowdes
forevirmore, and for maintenaunce of the same obscquies and seruice the said Rectour, Wardeins,
and Brethern haue ordeigned and establisshed, for them and their Successours, asmuche as in
them ys, that certeine ordinary chargis and som[m]es of money shalbe levied and avaunced oute of
the comon tresoure of the seid ffraternite yerely, to be given and distributed to the Ministres of
the seid Chirche, in maner and fourme and vnder condicion as foloweth.
§ 1.How the Subdeane shalbe present at diuine seruice in the ffest of the Tranfiguracion of oure Lorde, and what he shall haue.
Ffirst, it is enacted, ordeyned, and establisshed, that in the vigile or even of the ffest named
Transfiguracon of oure Lorde, at the first Evensong, and also at Matens and Masse vpon the
ffestiuall daie of Transfiguracon folowing, the Subdeane of the seid Cathedrall Chirche of Seint
Paule for the tyme being shalbe present personally, whiche shall haue and perceive aftir the seid
Masse done two shillings.
§ 2. How the numbre is appointed to kepe the diuine seruice there, and that a Dirige shalbe kept with a Masse of Requiem.
Also it is ordeigned and establisshed that yerely at the first Evensong, Matyns, and Masse of
the seid fest of Transfiguracon of oure Lorde, twelf Petichanons, if ther be somany, viij
Chauntry Preestis, six Vicars, and tenne Queresters, of the seid Cathedrall Chirche, shalbe
present in the seid Crowdes, and there syng the diuine scruice of Transfigurac[i]on solemply by
note, after the diuine seruice ordinary in the seid Cathedrall Chirche fully complet, at suche
conuenient tyme as the seid service be fulfilled. And in likewise it is ordeigned and establisshed
that at Evensong vppon the seid daie of Transfigurac[i]on, and also at Matyns, and Hy Masse vppon
the daie next folowing, whiche is named ffestum de Nomine Jesu, the seid numbre of Petichanons, Chauntry Preestis, Vicars, and Queresters shalbe present in the seid Crowdes, and there
sing the diuine service de Nomine Jesu solemply by note. And ffurthirmore incontinently after
the last evensong, even vppon the same ffestiuall daie de Nomine Jesu, the seid numbre of Petichanons, Chauntry Preistis, Vicaries, and Queresters, before their departure out of the Crowdes,
shall syng a solempne Placebo and Dirige by note for all the Brethren and Sustren of the seid
ffraternite; and on the morowe than folowyng a solempne Masse of Requiem by note: and the
seid Petichanons shal haue among them for their seruice as aboueseide twenty shillings; the seid
Chauntry Preestis to haue amongist them eight shillings; and the seid Vicars to haue amongist
them nyne shillings; provided alwey that if enny of the seid persones that may conveniently
be there and be absent and come not to all the diuine seruice afore reherced, that than his part
after the rate of his absence shalbe recouped of the seid sum[m]e and remayne to the comon tresour
§ 3. ffor the Processyon.
Also yt is ordeigned and establisshed that all and singler High Chanons, Pety Chanons,
Chauntry Preistis, Vicaries, and Queresters of the seid Cathedrall Chirche that be present and
bere a Cope atte Processions, aswell vppon the seid ffestiuall daie of Transfiguracion, as de
Nomine Jesu, euery of the seid persones, more and lesse, there beyng and beryng a Cope, to haue
and perceive for thos two processions iiij d.
§ 4. ffor the Hy Masse and of the Collacon.
Item, it is ordeigned that vppon the ffestiuall day de Nomine Jesu, the Subdene in absence
of the Dene, and in absence of the Subdene one of the Cardinalls of the seid Cathedrall Chirche,
shall syng the Hy Masse in a Grey Amys, perceiving for his seruice two shillyngs: and if the
Deane of the seid Chirche syng the seid Masse, and make a collac[i]on at the same Masse, he shall
haue six shillings eight pens; and if enny persone othir than the seid Deane make a collac[i]on, the
same persone to haue thre shillings ffoure pens, half of the seid six shillings eight pens, and the
Deane to haue the residue, yf he be present and doo the diuine seruice aforeseid: and yn defaute
of his presence the money to remayne to the comon tresoure aforeseyd.
§ 5. ffor the Masse of Requiem.
Also yt is ordeigned that one of the Petychanons shall syng the Masse of Requiem afore
specified, and that two Chauntry Preestis of the seid numbre, to be assigned by the Subdeane,
shall rede the Gospells and Epistles at all thre Masses aboue rehercid, and every of them to haue
for their redyng, beside their salary before extendid, vj d.
§ 6. The Sexten.
Also yt is ordeigned that the Sexten of the seid Chirche, called Keper of the Vestry, for garnysshing of the Alters in the seid Crowdes during the ffestiuall dais and diuine seruice aboue
especified, and for his labour in bering of bookis and othir ornaments, shall haue thre shillings
§ 7. The Vergers.
Also it is ordeigned that everiche of the iiij Vergers belonging to the seid Chirche, and
attending duely att the seid seruice in the seid ffests, shall haue xvj d.: and yf enny make
defaute, that than the part of him that so defauteth, after the rate of his absence, shall remayn to
the comon tresour.
§ 8. The Bell Ryngers.
Also yt is ordeigned that two Belle Ryngers of the seid Chirche shall haue for openyng,
closyng, and shutting the dores of the Crowdes at al seasons whanne seruice shalbe, or whan
nede requireth, aswell in enny of the seid ffestis, as ffridays and whanne Salves shuld be songen,
or othir tymes convenient, so that the seid ffraternite be not hurte nor enpaired by their negligence, and also for rynging ryngers and tollyng of bells, blowyng organs, lighting and
quenching of torches and tapers, in maner and fourme as hathe ben accustumed, and for swepyng
and making clene the seid Crowdes, xxxiij s. iiij d. betwene them by the yere, to be paid in fourme
folowyng, that is to sey, in the ffest de Nomine Jesu xiij s. iiij d., and xx s. to be payd quarterly.
§ 9. ffor Jesus Masse on the ffridays.
Item, it is ordeigned that the Masse of JJh[es]u be kept and songen solempnely in the seid
Crowdes every ffriday yerely, as yt hathe ben accustumed: a Cardenall in his habite to syng the
Masse, and to praie for al the Brothern and Sustren of the seid ffraternite, with certein suffrages
rehercyng all the names conteyned in the Table, in maner and fourme as beforetyme hathe ben
accustumed, and he to haue for his labour iiij d.; at eueriche of the whiche Masses, beside the
same Preest that syngeth the Masse, shalbe present to syng the same by note solempnely Pety
Chanons, Vicars, vij. in numbre, and ten Queresters, euerich of the same persones to bere their
habits and surplices; and eueriche of the seid Petichanons and Vicaries to haue for their
labour ij d.
§ 10. ffor the Masse of Requiem on the ffriday.
Also that incontinently after the seid Masse of Jh[es]u ended, a Masse of Requiem be songen by
note euery ffriday yerely, by one of the seyd Petichanons, in his habite, and to haue for his
laboure iiij d. And yf a Chauntry Preest syng the Masse, he to have ij d. Of whiche Masse
six of the seid tenne Queresters shall syng the seruice accustomed.
§ 11. ffor thre Salves to be songen daily.
Also it is ordeigned that, after Complyn done in the seid Cathedrall Chirche, thre Salves shalbe
songe solemply daily and yerely in the seid Crowdes, in places and dais accustumed, that is to
sey, before JJh[es]u, oure Ladie, and Seint Sebastian; oon of the Vicaries, Maister of the seid
Queresters for the tyme being, to haue for his labour yerely xxvj s. viij d., at iiij termes of the
yere by even porcions.
§ 12. ffor giving Gownes to the Queresters.
Also yt is ordeigned that the Wardeins of the seid ffraternite of Jh[es]uu for the tyme being, shall
paie and yerely deliuer vnto the Maister of the Amery (fn. 1) of the seid Chirche for the tyme beyng at
the ffest of Midsomer every yere iiij £., ffor and to thentent that the same Maister shall emploie
and bestowe the same iiij £. vpon wollon clothe: and the same clothe he shall distribute and do to
be made in tenne gownes, mete for the seid tenne Queresters, to be worne at the ffestiuall dais
aforeseid. And yf default be in the seid Maister that enny of the seid Queresters lakke his
goune as is aforeseide, the same Maister to pay for every gown so lakking not worne, to the
Wardeins of the seid ffraternite, ten shillings.
All whiche ordenaunces beforeseid concernynge the Ministres of Poules are ordeygned and
establisshed by the seid Deane, Rector, and Wardeins, with thassent and concent of the Subdeane
and Mynystres aforeseid, to endure and contenue vnto suche tyme as the Rectour and Wardeins
hereafter for the tyme beyng, and othir hauyng therin interest, shall thinke for a comon weale
and profitt of the said ffraternite more expedient to adnulle and repelle them or enny of them.
And yn witnesse of the agrementis aforeseid the Subdeane now beyng, in the name of all the
seid Ministres, by their assent and request, hathe subscribed here his name, affermyng the seid
ordenaunces to be good and stable, and to be vsed likewise, as is before reherced.
Be me, Sir John Chyrch,
Subdeane of ye sayd Cathedrall Chyrch of Seynt Paule.
§ 13. ffor one that shall attende to helpe Prcistis syng Masse.
Also it is ordeigned, that an honest aged man shalbe attendaunt at all convenient tymes, to
helpe Preestis to syng Masse, and to see the copes, vestimentis, and othir ornaments belongyng
to the Autres of the seid ffraternite be safly kept, ordred, and lokked vp in a chest; and to gif
attendaunce, and do suche othir necessaries as by the seid Wardeins he shalbe appoynted: ffor
the whiche seruice he shall haue yerely xxvj s. viij d., to be paid quarterly.
§ 14. ffor the Waits.
Also it is ordeigned, that Six Waites yerely shall goo in al the Stretys of London and subbarbs of the same, before the ffestis of the Transfigurac[i]on of owre Lorde and de Nomine Jesu, with
ther Instruments plaieng, to gif warnyng and knowlege to the people of the seid ffestys: and
they shall haue amongest them all Six for their laboure, ten shillings; provided alwey, that yf ther
wante enny of the same numbre of vj, that than there shalbe abated of the same some after the
rate of the persone or persones so wantyng; and that the Wardeins or their deputie shall deliuer
vnto the seid Six Waites for every of them a Banere pictured with the counsauns (fn. 2) of Jh[es]us, and
also a liverey of Jh[es]us browdred; all the whiche baners and lyveries the seid Waytys shall
redeliuer vnto the seid Wardeyns in the ende of the seid ffestis.
§ 15. ffor the Bonefire.
Also it is ordeigned, that yerely, in the vigill of the ffeste de Nomine Jesu, a bonefire shalbe
made in the Chirche yerde of Seint Paule, before the dore of the Crowdes on the northesyde
there, and that the Proctour of London cause it to be done, and to be allowed for the same
ij s. viij d.
§ 16. ffor the payment of chargis on ffridais.
Also, that the Proctour of London or his deputie, or enny othir by the Wardeyns assigned,
shall yerely every ffridaie in the Crowdes pay the Preistis, Clerkes, and othir charges before
none; and shalbe attendant and redie to do all besynes whanne he ys commaunded by the seid
Wardeins; and he to haue for his labour likewise as it shalbe covenaunted betwene the Wardeyns and him.
§ 17. ffor Brede and Ale to be expended
Also it is ordeigned, that in the ffestis of the Transfigurac[i]on of our Lorde and de Nomine Jesu
shalbe brede and ale expended in the Crowdes amongest the Brothren and Sustren: and the
Proctour aforeseid shalbe allowed for the same ten shillings.
§ 18. ffor Lyveryes.
Also it is ordeigned, that against the seid ffest of the Transfigurac[i]on of our Lorde lyveries of
golde and silver shalbe made and given to the Brothren and Sustren, after the olde eustume, by
the Proctour of London, and he to be allowed for the same xiij s. and iiij d. except that the
Wardeins, Waites, and ffeliship of Wexchaundelers shall yerely haue their conysaunces and
lyveries ovir and beside the seid sume.
§ 19. ffor garnysshing of the Crowdys.
Also it is ordeigned, that the seid Proctoure shall purveie and yerely ordeyne for the garnysshing of the Crowdes with boughes and herbes, after the old custume, and he to be allowed for that
by the discrecion of the Wardeins for the tyme beyng.
§ 20. Rewarde to the Prechours.
Also it is ordeigned, that the seid Proctour of London shall every Sondaie pay to the
Prechours at Poules Cross and Seint Mary Spittell, (fn. 3) which in their bedys shall remembre and praie for the Brotherne and Sustren of the seid ffraternite, as yt hath bene accustumed, every
Prechour there iiij d.
§ 21. ffor the Accompte of the seid Proctour of London.
Also it is ordeigned, that the seid Proctour shall yerely make his Accompte, or as often and
whanne the Wardeins for the tyme beyng shall appointe, and that he be redie to do his dutie and
to give warnyng to the Bretherne aud Sustren of the seid ffraternyte to assemble at al tymes
whanne as he shalbe com[m]aunded by the seid Wardeins. And yf the seid Proctour paie or axe to
be allowed for ordynary charges othirwise and more than is before lymytted, that than he shall
not be allowed vppon his Accompte for that surplusage of the seid Wardeins.